Rhetorical Devices Project

3rd period group 4

definitions

wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes

Example

Politicians cultivate loaded language, and often study how to use it effectively: which words to use or avoid using to gain political advantage or disparage an opponent.
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Appeal to Authority

Definition

Using an authority as evidence in your argument when the authority is not really an authority on the facts relevant to the argument. As the audience, allowing an irrelevant authority to add credibility to the claim being made.

Examples

Fallacious examples of using the appeal include any appeal to authority used in the context of deductive reasoning, and appealing to the position of an authority or authorities to dismiss evidence

Appeal to False Authority commercial examples

Leading Question

Definition

question that is asked that forces the desired answer

Example

  • Were you at KC's bar on the night of July 15? if in a police interrogation
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